Great product for the price
I'm a professional musician but not a professional engineer. I bought this product because I wanted two channels for stereo micing my acoustic guitar at home and then adding vocals on top of that later, all for higher quality demos that I'm not embarrassed to show people. And I don't have a huge budget for a home studio. This preamp certainly fits the bill. While it's obviously not "pro" quality with absolutely pristine sound like a $1,000 preamp, it's more than clean enough for high quality demos when coupled with a mid-range quality microphone or two. And in this price range, I would never expect more than that, especially for a two-channel preamp. I'm willing to bet 90% of the home recording hobbyists out there couldn't hear the difference between this and something three times the price in a mix. A well-trained engineer's ears certainly could, but not your average person looking to put together a little home studio for personal use, and that's more than good enough for me and my current needs. Changes are, there are enough other variables affecting your tone (room, mic, instrument, etc) that if you're a home enthusiast getting started, your budget will be better spent upgrading those than buying something beyond this Sapphire for a preamp.